Cilantro is an annual herb that is a top choice for many due to its stand alone flavor. It leaves are used fresh in many recipes, especially Mexican, Asian, and Indian dishes. Once Cilantro goes to seed, its seeds are used to make the spice Coriander. Fresh Cilantro has a wonderful taste that is strong and fresh with hints of citrus. Once dried or cooked, Cilantro will loose a lot of its flavor. Plant in full sun or with possibly some shade to slow bolting. Choose an area with rich, well draining soil, and keep it evenly moist. Cilantro moves through its life cycle quickly, so successive seeding is a great option to guarantee a continued supply all season long.